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The Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation is organising a general international design contest for the designing of the extension to the Serlachius Art Museum Gösta (Joenniemi Manor). The contest is running from 1 December 2010 until 4 March 2011. The result will be published in May 2011, and The Fine Arts Foundation hopes that the new museum will be ready to open its doors to guests in 2013. The aim of the contest is to find an architecturally impressive and high-standard solution that will fit naturally in the unique and high-class cultural milieu. In addition to the aesthetic aspects, the functionality of the new premises is important. The manor, built as the home of the founder of the Fine Arts Foundation, Gösta Serlachius, is of insufficient size to serve the current purpose of the museum. It currently has 500 square metres of exhibition space. With the extension, approximately 4,700 square metres in size, the new premises can contain large and modern exhibition and collection spaces, customer service and restaurant facilities, and an office for the museums. The project´s cost is estimated at 15 million euros. The winning proposals will be selected by a seven-member jury appointed for the contest. The financial prizes to be awarded total 110,000 euros, with the winning proposal to receive 40,000 EUR. The competition rules of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) are being observed in the contest.

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The Competition Jury consists of the following persons designated by the competition organiser:

  • CEO Henrik de la Chapelle, Chairman of the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foudation´s Board of Directors, Chairman of the Competition Jury

  • Susanna Serlachius, Member of the Fine Arts Foundation´s Board of Directors

  • Architect Jouko Koskinen

  • Director Pauli Sivonen, Serlachius Museums

  • City Architect Sirkka Sortti, the City of Mänttä-Vilppula

Appointed by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA):

  • Architect Sari Nieminen

  • Architect Riina Palva

Serlachius museums Gustaf and Gösta
R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2
FI-35800 Mänttä
Finland

The international design contest for the extension of the Serlachius Art Museum Gösta

inscription dates
from 01/12/2010
to 04/03/2011

source
The Finnish Architecture Museum
Helsinki Finland

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